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  • The Elba Island, Georgia, liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal can regasify up to 1.8 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day and has storage capacity for 11.5 billion cubic feet of LNG. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved additional facilities to export up to 350 million cubic feet per day of natural gas as LNG.
  • In February 2012, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the construction of two new nuclear reactors at the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Burke County, Georgia. The two reactors have startup dates in 2019 and 2020.
  • Georgia’s four existing nuclear reactor units accounted for 26% of the state’s net electricity generation in 2015, coal accounted for 29%, natural gas accounted for 39%, and renewable energy, including hydroelectric power, contributed 6%.
  • Georgia is heavily forested and has been a leading state in the production of wood products, which contribute feedstock for biomass electricity generation.  In 2015, Georgia ranked third in the nation in net electricity generation from biomass.
  • In 2015, Georgia ranked 8th in the nation both in net electricity generation and in retail sales of electricity.  
  • Georgia is one of the few states where at least 30% of household energy consumption is used for space heating and at least 10% of the energy consumed in homes is used for air conditioning (compared to the national average of 41% for heating and 6% for air conditioning), according to EIA's Residential Energy Consumption Survey.

Last Updated: August 18, 2016

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Georgia, U.S. Rankings

Consumption
Total Energy per Capita 33
Expenditures
Total Energy per Capita 39
Production
Total Energy 28
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 8
Prices
Natural Gas 7
Electricity 41
Environment
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 11

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Georgia Public Service Commission

Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Family and Children Services Energy Assistance Program (EAP)

Georgia Environmental Finance Authority

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Southeastern Power Administration

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